Accelerator Centre Appoints Tim Jackson new CEO

Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre announced yesterday the appointment of Tim Jackson to the role of Accelerator Centre CEO and Associate Vice President of Commercialization at the University of Waterloo.

The four-year-old Accelerator Centre, located in the University of Waterloo Research and Technology Park, is home to 26 technology startups, providing office space and support services to help those companies grow.

Jackson steps into the Accelerator Centre CEO role, which had been held by Dr. Tom Corr, who has recently been appointed President and CEO of the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Tim Jackson previously served as Vice-Chair of the Accelerator Centre board of directors.

Jackson, an experienced entrepreneur, is co-founder and partner of Tech Capital Partners, a Waterloo-based venture capital firm focused on building world-class technology companies – specifically in the wireless, communications, new media and Internet sectors. Prior to Tech Capital Partners, Mr. Jackson was CFO and CEO of PixStream, where he successfully raised more than $60 million in equity capital and negotiated the $550 million sale of the company to Cisco – one of the largest technology company acquisitions in Canadian history.

Jackson will assume his new Accelerator Centre and University of Waterloo responsibilities in addition to continuing in his partner role with Tech Capital Partners.